Monthly Newsletter for April, 2018
7 Nature Preserves
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Open Dawn ~ Dusk Everyday!!!!
Brodhead Creek Heritage Center
ForEvergreen Nature Preserve
Winter weather may have slowed but it didn't stop construction on the Brodhead Creek Heritage Center! Brodhead Watershed Association and Pocono Heritage Land Trust are partnering with Stroud Township in a campaign to make ForEvergreen Nature Preserve in Analomink a natural hub of community life connecting people, land and water. 
Watch TV13 News Coverage on the building construction.
Regional Open Space Map is Printed and ready for distribution!
Pocono Heritage Land Trust (PHLT) would like to thank the William Penn Foundation for funding the printing of this map and our friends at Chestnuthill Township , Polk Township , Ross Township and the West End Parks & Open Space Commission for their assistance to PHLT in creating the new "West End Natural Places and Open Spaces Map" in Monroe County, PA
For copies of the map, visit one of the townships above, or send a request to PHLT .
Upcoming April Events:
Due to several Nor'easters, we've been missing you on the trails of some really great Pocono places to explore with PHLT family and friends, so come out again and perambulate with PHLT Naturalist and Stewardship Volunteer, Don Miller.  Dates, times and locations to be highlighted in future newsletters - coming soon, watch for them! 
And also watch for regular quarterly newsletter feature articles about the wild plants, wildlife and unique natural places - special Pocono "Pieces of Paradise" where the wild things can be found. In case you missed the first one about the Ravens Return and their special habitats found in a history description of PHLT's Kurmes Paradise Creek Preserve.
Bike-N-Brew to Benefit PHLT Biking Trails at Glen Run Nature Preserve
Saturday, April 14
10:00am - 4:00 pm
Hosted by: Edge of the Woods Outfitters 8th Annual Bike-N-Brew!
New for this year's event, we will also be raising money to help complete the awesome new bike trails at Glen Run that are being developed by Pocono Bike Club and Pocono Heritage Land Trust. There will be raffle drawings for some great prizes, and a silent auction for some great outdoor gear and prizes donated from local businesses. 
More info here !
Shinrin-Yoku Walk and Yoga at ForEvergreen Nature Preserve
Sunday, April 15 11:00am - 12:30 pm
Cindy Miano, Exec. Director/Yoga Instructor
Shinrin-Yoku, aka "Forest Bathing" has become a recognized stress reducer and form of relaxation in Japan and gaining popularity in the United States. Walk is one mile followed by a gentle stretching yoga class in nature.
Click here for more information.
#MCEarthDay Monroe County-Wide Earth Day Event, visit
Saturday, April 21 10:00am - 3:00 pm

NCC Community College in Tannersville, PA
Please join PHLT and many other non-profits for the 3rd ANNUAL FREE Earth Day Event ~ Enjoy: Exhibitors, live music, workshops, 10th Annual FREE Give & Take Event, Family Activities, FREE Tire Amnesty & E-Waste Recycling, Speakers, Campus Tours, etc! For more information, visit:
Photography Workshop
Sunday, April 22 10:00am - 4:00 pm
Len Rue, Landscape & Wildlife Photographer
Len Rue is a world-class photographer. His work has been featured in National Geographic, Time, Newsweek, Life and many many more publications. He has led educational photo tours from Alaska to Africa. Len is also a Historian and a Naturalist, enhancing the educational compass of his programs. Location: Old Mine Rd & Millbrook Flatbrook Rd, Hardwick, NJ 07825
Click here for more information.
Sunday, April 29
1:00pm - 4:00 pm
Don Miller, PHLT Naturalist
Want to learn more about Ravens, their habits and habitats and see them and their nest sites? Join well known local naturalist Don Miller for a Northern Raven exploration on the Kurmes Paradise Creek Preserve in Paradise Township. We'll hike near the railroad tracks, right up near their nests, and may even explore a cave!!
Click  here  for more information on the hike or  here  for the story of the Ravens return to the Poconos!
Upcoming May Events:
Invitation to Attend
PHLT Annual Dinner Meeting Gala
at Water Gap Country Club

Celebrating 34 years, 1984 ~ 2018!!!

Friday, May 4th, 2018
Guest Speaker: Mike Horne
Honoring our conservation partners
Admission $ 35.00 per person
5pm Reception
6pm Buffet Dinner
7pm Annual Meeting
Live Music by Bill Frye
Silent Auction/Raffle
Please RSVP by April 23rd at or call (570) 424-1514
We look forward to seeing you!
Location of Event:
Water Gap Country Club
288 Mountain Rd,
Delaware Water Gap, PA 18327

If you prefer to pay by check, please make check payable to PHLT for
$35.00 per person, write "annual dinner" in the MEMO line and mail to:
Pocono Heritage Land Trust
PO Box 553
Pocono Pines, PA 18350

Upcoming June / July Events:
Glen Run Nature Preserve
June 22nd & 23rd!!
2018 BioBlitz ~ Monroe County Conservation District (MCCD) has been holding a BioBlitz every other year for the past 16 years on Monroe County, PA Open Space properties. MCCD will be holding this exciting two day event at PHLT's Glen Run Nature Preserve , in cooperation with Pocono Heritage Land Trust on the preserve’s 180 acres just outside Stroudsburg. A Bioblitz is designed to be part contest, part festival, part educational event and part scientific endeavor that will bring together scientists and the public, in a race against time to count species of plants and animals that live at Glen Run Nature Preserve. The public is invited to get involved on Saturday, June 23 rd  from 9a-3p and kids of all ages are encouraged to help count species. We will be staging the event at the Cherry Valley Wildlife Refuge facilities on Cherry Valley Road. All activities at the BioBlitz are free. The event is generously supported by the Kettle Creek Environmental Fund . For more information or to sign up as part of a survey team, please call the Environmental Education Center at (570) 629-3061.
July Event in the Planning Stages: We are planning an overnight canoe trip on the Delaware River for July 28-29 to raise money for college scholarships in Environmental Careers ~ details coming soon!
Join our meetup group here !
Pocono Heritage Land Trust
Pocono Pines, PA 18350
Founded in 1984, Pocono Heritage Land Trust is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization funded by grants and contributions from individual and corporate donors.  Please consider joining us as a member to support our conservation work.